For those of us who work from home regularly, #remoteworking suddenly trending on Twitter has been a bit of a surprise. Because while coronavirus might have shone a light on working from home, it is nothing new. I thought it would be helpful to share my own WFH tips as well as a few I picked up from Twitter.
According to research by the Trades Union Congress last year, there were around 1.72m homeworkers by the end of 2018. That’s a near 30% jump over the decade, with many more flexi workers – who split their time between home and office – on top of that figure.
At its best, homeworking can be flexible and cut costs. By doing away with commuting, for example, or after-school childcare, it enables us to spend more time with family, and improve the work-life balance. But there are pitfalls which need to be avoided if you, and your employer, are to get the most out of homeworking.